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John Smith's Extra Smooth - John Smith's Limited

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John Smith's Extra SmoothJohn Smith's Extra Smooth

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110 Ratings
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Ratings: 110
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 18.69%
Wants: 4
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
John Smith's Limited
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
English Bitter |  3.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Globetrotter on 10-03-2005)
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3/5  rDev -11%

10-27-2013 05:27:10 | More by mojo525
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New York

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is clear reddish amber in color and has no visible carbonation. It poured with an eighth of a finger high creamy off white head that has very good retention
S: Light aromas of pale malts are present in the nose along with faint bits of toffee.
T: The taste has flavors of pale malts along with notes of fruity yeast and hints of caramel and toffee. A light amount of bitterness is present.
M: It feels a bit more than medium-bodied and rather smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The nitrogen helps to improve the mouthfeel of this beer, but it doesn't seem as smooth compared to other beers available in nitro-cans. It is very easy to drink.

Serving type: nitro-can

10-20-2013 11:47:14 | More by metter98
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North Carolina

3.6/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a crystal clear reddish amber in color with no visible carbonation and some apricot highlights. The beer has a quarter finger tall creamy of-white head that slowly reduces to a thick film covering the entire surface of the beer with a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of lightly toasted pale malts with just a hint of caramel sweetness.

T: Upfront there is a light to moderate flavor of slightly toasted pale malts and biscuit with a hint of honey/caramel sweetness. Light amounts of bitterness in the finish which fades quickly.

M: Just shy of medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Lightly smooth and creamy.

O: Not quite as smooth as some of the other nitro-can beers that I have experienced. Easy to drink and with such a low ABV, definitely sessionable.

Serving type: nitro-can

10-20-2013 11:43:39 | More by dbrauneis
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New Hampshire

3.9/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This is the epitome of an enlgish session ale. Light, refreshing, smooth, buttery it is down right entirely quaffable either hanging out in the pub or just around the house. ABV is low enough to keep from get thristy and has a lovely finish. When I think english beer, this is the style that pops into mind.

Golden in color, feathery in mouthfeel, it's like chewing on a pillow... in a good way.


Serving type: nitro-can

10-12-2013 00:40:24 | More by Vincent_bros
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New York

1.5/5  rDev -55.5%

10-10-2013 05:21:14 | More by rallyr32
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3/5  rDev -11%

10-04-2013 02:32:14 | More by abeeronthebeach
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2/5  rDev -40.7%

08-30-2013 01:01:39 | More by Jersh67
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3/5  rDev -11%

08-29-2013 21:21:08 | More by WynnO
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3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

08-14-2013 17:31:55 | More by SoPeL
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2.75/5  rDev -18.4%

08-05-2013 11:17:35 | More by grahamboudreaux
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3.34/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tall 500ml nitro-can with widget poured into my straight-edged pint glass. Purchased from Dan Murphy's Alexandria.

Pours a milky white, as expected from the nitro, settling out to a deep copper colour with an exceptionally fine head. Nitrogenation is extremely fine, and leaves an icy patterning on the inside of the glass. Lacing is as excellent as can be expected. I know I'm a sucker for a nitro pour, but I really think it looks excellent.

Nose is relatively smooth and bland, but with a noticeable taint of eucalyptus to me. Some mild cardboard comes through as well, and a flatness that I often find in nitro beers. It's not overly exciting, to be honest.

Taste is relatively smooth and light as well for the most part, steady and flat with some mild English grain characters. On the back though are two separate and noticeable flavours: more of that eucalyptus note, which gives a buzzing, slightly numbing finish to the brew, and an unforgettable metallic twang on the finish that leaves a tingle on the aftertaste. It's not bad: in fact, it's akin to a true bitterness coming through, but given how smooth and creamy this was otherwise it was a bit of a surprise.

Mouthfeel is good, of course, from the can, but feels a little bit light even so.

Overall, it's a perfectly drinkable English ale, while not being a particularly exciting one. I do love the effect the nitro gives it, and if that just makes me a sucker for a gimmick, then I guess I'm a sucker.

Serving type: nitro-can

08-05-2013 05:49:05 | More by lacqueredmouse
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United Kingdom (England)

1/5  rDev -70.3%

07-14-2013 21:10:43 | More by Johnq1964
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2/5  rDev -40.7%

07-13-2013 05:13:16 | More by Sande
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3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

07-08-2013 15:40:32 | More by mrfrancis
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3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

06-25-2013 15:14:50 | More by RedneckBeerz
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British Columbia (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

06-24-2013 14:21:55 | More by KStark
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2/5  rDev -40.7%

06-07-2013 14:06:58 | More by sonorb7
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3.41/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance- Everyone loves the cascade, albeit short lived but still an interesting and exciting sight. Pours a moderate half inch thick foam head that lasts the beer with ample lacing. Dark brown color once everything settles.

Smell- Little to none. Some mild sweet aromas.

Taste- Easy drinking taste. Some sweet undertones, more along the lines of a brown sugar cube mixed into a cup of water. Followed up quickly with a bland tinge of no aftertaste. Not overly exciting but enjoyable enough.

Mouthfeel- Best part of the beer. Fills the mouth. More of a comforting feeling then anything. Medium body on the palette.

Overall- Goes down easy. Comforting feel and taste. Somewhat heavy but it just adds some character.

Serving type: nitro-can

04-16-2013 05:08:34 | More by Broman
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3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

04-06-2013 01:45:04 | More by ShawneeIrish
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3.28/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Clear dark amber colored beer with a dense snowy white colored head. Very dark I could see calling this brown.

Smell is English malt and hops. Slight butter aroma with scents of leather and tobacco and London cab. Toasted grain and light caramel with a mild herbal hop flavor.

Starts out mild and malty with toasted grains with light caramel flavor. Slight fig flavor just a very light English ale. Mildly sweet with an earthy hop after taste.

Mouthfeel is decent.

Overall a mild low alcohol English ale.

I could see starting a Great Britain beer tasting with this ale, it certainly would not alter your taste perception of what ever bitter or pale ale that comes next.

Serving type: nitro-can

03-30-2013 20:44:17 | More by Zorro
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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

03-12-2013 18:29:13 | More by diverite
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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

03-10-2013 23:36:03 | More by spycow
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Czech Republic

3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

02-25-2013 22:57:42 | More by rulisekmartin
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3/5  rDev -11%

02-17-2013 01:27:36 | More by themantis13
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3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

02-14-2013 23:25:57 | More by Badonk-A-Dunkel
John Smith's Extra Smooth from John Smith's Limited
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